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School board approves additional hands-on projects
The Kodiak Island Borough School District School Board approved the purchase of additional project-based learning from Trillium Learning for homeschool students. The two additional projects will have Kodiak students monitoring tsunami debris and learning how to use unmanned aerial vehicles. “Earlier this evening, we approved the use of grant funds to expand the projects through Alaska Teach, which is our homeschoo...
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Committee opens downtown survey
The Downtown Revitalization Committee has a new survey out to get public input on revitalizing the downtown area of Kodiak. The City of Kodiak’s committee already has a long list of items to improve downtown Kodiak that range from adding informative signs to adding a small children’s park to painting over graffiti. The subcommittee wants, “to get feedback from residents and business as to what they may want change...
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Kodiak hospital gets award
Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center received an award for high-quality care from a Medicare quality improvement organization, according to a Tuesday release. PKIMC received the 2014 Quality Achievement Award from Mountain-Pacific Quality Health. “Mountain-Pacific recognizes hospitals throughout Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, and Hawaii that are outstanding in their dedication to quality care, especially in the clin...
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Smoking bill divides Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners
An anti-smoking bill in the Alaska Legislature has sparked complaints among Kodiak’s restaurant and bar owners, who say the move shows state government’s latest attempt to infringe on private business. “If this law passes, we will allow government the right to tell you what you can and can’t do on private property,” said George Gatter Jr., owner of Tony’s Bar, described by a sign as the “biggest navigational hazar...
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Assembly agrees on weather service letter
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter to the National Weather Service protesting potential reductions in staffing and hours at the local Kodiak station. Kodiak area Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Louise Stutes have already sent a joint letter to the director of the National Weather Service asking “that you reject any plan to reduce hours at the Kodiak facility.” The Kodiak office could potentially...
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Designer of Kodiak Public Library gets award
A Juneau-based architectural firm has been awarded a Design Citation Award for its design of the Kodiak Public Library. MRV Architects received the recognition from AIA Alaska, a chapter of American Institute of Architects, one of the profession’s highest recognitions for an effort that exemplifies excellence in architecture, interior architecture and urban design. “From the start, it was vital to the owners that ...
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Coast Guard monitors sheen from grounded vessel
The Coast Guard is keeping an eye on a light diesel sheen from the fishing vessel Savannah Ray, which went aground off Long Island three weeks ago. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation reported the sheen, according to a release from the Coast Guard. Coast Guard personnel, who flew over the area in a Jayhawk MH-60 helicopter on Thursday, estimated the sheen at approximately 300 to 500 feet. The sheen...
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Assembly votes down mayoral appointment to P&Z
The Kodiak Island Borough Assembly voted two to two opposing the mayoral appointment of Greg Spalinger to the Planning and Zoning Commission. Four assembly members attended the meeting, and the appointee needed a majority of all the assembly members, at least four, to vote yes in order to advance. Rebecca Skinner and Frank Peterson affirmed the appointment while Chris Lynch and Aaron Griffin opposed it. Mayor Jerr...
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Coast Guard Kodiak chopper evacuates ailing mariner from Turkish-flagged ship
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak helicopter crew evacuated an ailing mariner off a Turkish-flagged freight ship about 230 miles southeast of Dutch Harbor on Saturday morning. The Jayhawk crew safely hoisted the 46-year-old man off the 600-foot freight ship 26 Agustos and transported him to awaiting emergency medical services in Dutch Harbor, the Coast Guard said in a news release. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Comm...
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Two Kodiak youths arrested on drug-related charges
Two Kodiak youths have been arrested after a traffic stop on Thursday led to discovery of a cache of illegal drugs in the car and a residential raid on Friday revealed a stolen handgun and a hallucinogenic mushroom growing operation, according to an Alaska State Trooper report. Dakota Benton, 18, and a 17-year-old face multiple counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance and minor in possession of alcoho...
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